2 Ministries on a Mission to Aid in N.C. Hurricane Recovery
In September, Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on eastern North Carolina, turning residents’ lives upside down. Thankfully, several organizations across the state are donating time, energy and manpower to help with relief efforts for those who lost their homes, cars and more. Over the next few issues, we’ll be spotlighting some of the people who are helping in the wake of this disaster.
Baptists on Mission, located in Cary, is serving hot meals to those affected by the hurricane through their mobile kitchen, as well as rebuilding homes and distributing supplies, including nonperishable food items, diapers, cleaning supplies and more.
“This disaster is so big that it will require a long-term rebuild response to help get many people back in their homes,” says Richard Brunson of Baptists on Mission. “It may take two to three years, and requires thousands of volunteers to help get many people back into their homes.”
Samaritan’s Purse is another organization working to help with hurricane relief efforts.
“Even before Hurricane Florence made landfall, Samaritan’s Purse was monitoring the storm, readying supplies, loading tractor-trailers and preparing to help families in the path of the storm,” says Luther Harrison, vice president of North American Ministries at Samaritan’s Purse. The organization has had more than 4,100 volunteers from 47 states give their time to volunteer and help those in North Carolina.
“There is still a lot of work to be done,” Harrison says. “We have more than 2,200 work orders open, which means 2,200 families still requesting assistance. We will stay in these areas until our work is finished.”